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With so many choices, it’s hard to figure out which bluetooth speaker truly deserves your hard earned money. What started out as a personal dilemma, turned into a useful article. Below you will find the top 5 bluetooth speakers available today. I personally read many different reviews, watched numerous Youtube videos, read what major tech blogs had to say, and physically went to nearby retail stores to test numerous speakers myself.

I’m putting my reputation on the line and guaranteeing you that you cannot go wrong with any of the following speakers. The entire idea of this article is to save time you would otherwise be wasting. I did the leg work for you. All you have to do is make an informed decision about which one of the speakers below is right for you.

UE Boom


This portable Bluetooth speaker is waterproof and even stain resistant. The 360-degree design provides immersive sound into any space. It’s wireless up to 50 feet away and lasts about 15 hours. If you’re interested in having an even louder playback sound then you can connect two speakers together. The UE Boom is compatible with most bluetooth enabled smartphones, tablets, and computers. Logitech definitely hit a homerun with this device.

Buy $200

Braven 650


Braven provides high fidelity audio which gives you a rich room filling sound. What separate it from other bluetooth speakers, is its ability to charge your smartphone, tablet, or any other devices while you jam. Yes, you read that right. The Braven 650 can be used as a portable battery and a speaker at the same time. The 2000mAh built in battery will keep your music, audio, and calls going for up to 20 hours. To add even more icing on the cake, it’s made from aircraft grade aluminum.

Buy $155.81

Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth


Bose released this beautiful device in late July, 2013. If you took away their logo, you might think that Apple designed this sexy bluetooth speaker. The soundlink mini outputs the same amazing quality you expect from a Bose product. Pairing devices is very easy, and it remembers the most recent six devices you’ve used, so reconnecting is even simpler. It will continuesly plays for almost 7 hours and has a range of about 30 feet.

Buy $225

Jawbone Jambox


I believe that Jawbone was the actual pioneer of the portable bluetooth speaker movement. Their marketing and advertising has even helped their competitors. When trying to sell similar devices, I’ve actually heard sales representatives say, “It’s just like the Jambox.” The bottom line is that you can’t go wrong with the Jambox. It lasts up to 10 hours, and can even receive software updates via Jawbones website.

Buy $138.13

JBL Flip Wireless Bluetooth Speaker

JBL Flip Portable Bluetooth Stereo Speaker

Many people sleep on the JBL Flip, however this bad boy pumps out some serious sounds. The versatile portable design delivers full-range JBL sound with exceptional bass. It lasts for almost five hours and easily connects to numerous bluetooth devices.

Buy $100

If you’re planning on getting a portable Bluetooth speaker there are many things you must consider; size, sound quality, battery life, water resistance, drop resistant,  overall design, connectivity, bluetooth range, and much more. I strongly encourage you to be a smart shopper and compare the best options based on your needs. Buying something you know nothing about is pretty dumb. Always do your own research and think for yourself.

Before you leave, I would like to mention one simple thing. As you may already know, technology blogs review many different gadget and device. What frustrates me the most is that the reviewer never tells you which one he or she personally uses. This is very annoying.

So a reader like you might be wondering which one of these devices I personally use. Well, after much testing and comparison I ended up choosing the Braven 650. Why? The design is beautiful, the sound is stellar, and last but not least it lasts for almost 20 hours. Yes, twenty freaking hours! It’s incredible.

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Posted by Igor Ovsyannykov

I'm a digital nomad and entrepreneur bouncing around South East Asia. When I'm not working here, I'm out taking photos or writing travel articles for Follow me on Instagram: @igorovsyannykov

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